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USWNT loses third straight game for the first time since 1993

Sitting on USWNT Zoom media calls before Thursday night's friendly against Germany in Fort Lauderdale, the answer to every question was some iteration of how the squad would rebound from back-to-back October defeats to England and Spain.

The idea of the U.S. not putting things right wasn't entertained. Lessons had been learned, Alex Morgan was returning and statements would be made.

Lewandowski y socio del Chucky Lozano en el Napoli lideran la convocatoria de Polonia para el Mundial

Polonia, el primer rival de México en el Mundial de Catar 2022, definió hoy la lista de jugadores que llevará al torneo.

Sin muchas sorpresas, la convocatoria entregada por el seleccionador Czeslaw Michniewicz está encabezada por el goleador Robert Lewandowski y el portero de la Juventus, Wojciech Szczesny. 

Dentro de la lista de la escuadra europea también se encuentra el mediocampista Piotr Zieliński, socio de Hirving Lozano en la sorprendente campaña del Napoli en la Serie A

England reveals official 26-man squad for World Cup

England have included in-form Leicester City midfielder James Maddison in their squad for the World Cup in Qatar, with forwards Callum Wilson and Marcus Rashford also selected.

Maddison and Newcastle United striker Wilson have not played for England since 2019, but have been rewarded for fine starts to the domestic season in the run-up to this month's tournament.

Belgium announces World Cup squad with injured Lukaku and out-of-form Hazard on the plane

Belgium coach Roberto Martínez has included injured striker Romelu Lukaku and playmaker Eden Hazard in his 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar, saying he will give the former "every second" to regain his fitness for the tournament.

Lukaku has been suffering with a hamstring injury which, coupled with a thigh problem earlier this season, means he has played just twice since August and is currently sidelined for his club Inter Milan.

Mario Götze recalled for Germany's World Cup squad after 5-year absence

FRANKFURT - Germany handed a surprise call-up to Borussia Dortmund teenager Youssoufa Moukoko in their World Cup squad on Thursday as 2014 World Cup winner Mario Götze marked a sensational return to the national team set up after five years.

Germany coach Hansi Flick announced his 26-man squad for the tournament in Qatar starting on Nov. 20, with the 17-year-old Moukoko, who has scored six times in the Bundesliga this season, included.

"Youssoufa is lively and quick player. We are really happy for him," Flick said.

England and Chelsea star defender Reece James confirms he will miss 2022 World Cup due to injury

England right back Reece James confirmed on Wednesday he will not be a part of the England team at the World Cup in Qatar due to a knee injury, further depleting manager Gareth Southgate's options in defense.

Chelsea's James had stolen ahead of a packed field to make his spot on the right of England's back five his own, but a knee injury picked up on Oct. 11 against AC Milan ruled him out for eight weeks.

In a news conference on Tuesday, Chelsea manager Graham Potter had said James was only taking part in light training.

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Croatia World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Here's the Croatia World Cup preview 2022. The Vatreni will play in Group F against Belgium, Morocco and Canada.

Croatia World Cup Preview 2022

World Cup appearances: 6th

Best Finish: Second place (Russia 2018)  

Sadio Mané DOUBTFUL for World Cup after suffering injury in Bayern’s Bundesliga game on Tuesday

The latest Sadio Mané injury news has some conflicting reports. What’s certain is that the Bayern Munich and Senegal star forward is doubtful for the World Cup after suffering an injury to his right fibula.

Mané was substituted out of Bayern’s Bundesliga meeting with Werder Bremen in the 20th meeting after sustaining the leg injury.

A strong candidate for the Puskás award: Amputee soccer player scores unreal scissor kick

Polish amputee soccer player Marcin Oleksy surely deserves to be a candidate for the Puskás award thanks to the fantastic overhead goal he scored in the PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa tournament played last weekend. 

Playing for Warta Poznan, Oleksy awed people attending the two-day event with an acrobatic move taken directly from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's book. 

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Serbia World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Here’s the Serbia World Cup preview — they’ll play in Group G against Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon.

Serbia World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup appearances: 13th (third as Serbia) 

Best finish: Fourth-place (1930, 1962)  

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